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kaya mezhukkupuratti kerala style recipe

Kaya Mezhukkupuratti Recipe, Raw Banana Fry Recipe South Indian Kerala Style

Kaya mezhukupuratti or South Indian Kerala style raw banana fry using green bananas or green plantains make a simple, yummy side dish with rice for lunch or dinner. Use coconut oil in the preparation for the authentic Kerala taste.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 148kcal


  • 2 medium sized green plantains or green bananas
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4 dry red chilies broken
  • 1 string curry leaves make sure there is no water in leaves
  • salt adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water (may adjust the amount a little as needed)


  • Wash and peel the plantains or green bananas.
  • Cut the plantains into small cube sized pieces. You can first cut it lengthwise, then make it into halves and then dice into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the broken dry red chilies and curry leaves, fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the diced plantains and stir fry for about 1 minute.
  • Add the salt and sprinkle little water in the pan, then keep the pan closed and cook in low flame for about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Open the pan and see if the plantain pieces are cooked and soft, if not cook for few more minutes.
  • Keep the pan opened and stir fry for another 2 minutes gently mixing in between so that all the pieces are fried evenly. The raw banana fry or kaya mezhukkupuratti is ready to be served!


Serve for lunch or dinner along with rice and any curries of your choice!


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 971IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg